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From "Alexey Petrenko" <alexey.a.petre...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [doc][user experience] minor improvements to website navigation and content
Date Tue, 12 Dec 2006 07:17:06 GMT
2006/12/12, Ivanov, Alexey A <alexey.a.ivanov@intel.com>:
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Morozova, Nadezhda [mailto:nadezhda.morozova@intel.com]
> >Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 7:52 PM
> >To: dev@harmony.apache.org; geir@pobox.com
> >Subject: RE: [doc][user experience] minor improvements to website
> >navigation and content
> >
> >Thanks for feedback.
> >>You are definitely moving in the right direction.
> >Great to hear that!
> >
> >Specifics:
> >
> >>That's nice - but instead of a subsection, why not have us find a
> >little
> >>bitmap or something we can use?  like a finger pointing at the links
> or
> >>something.  Just something to highlight it...
> >
> >Great idea, but I'm not a good artist. Can find a standard bitmap
> >though. Do you think we can have the most important notes with this
> kind
> >of attention signs? I like graphics generally, so will think more about
> >this.
>
> Maybe it'll be better to use a specific class for important links:
> <a class="importantLink" href="xxx">
+1 for css.

SY, Alexey

>
> Using style sheets we can make them render in different color (font
> style, font weight, whatever) to emphasize the link. I don't mind images
> but I think using a finger image to make link stand out is not the right
> place to use images.
>
> Other comments, objections, suggestions?
>
> Regards,
> Alexey.
>
> >
> >>I never saw that as a problem, actually, and would prefer the
> >>subprojects back.  it's also missing a bit of stuff that I think is
> >>important.
> >Ok, I am not sure whether to remove link to ASF and we might want to
> >bring the classlib/drlvm links. I also expect the sitemap (under
> >construction) to link to all those resources we have, so the menu might
> >be shorter.
> >
> >Please also note that the menu and the starting page are not the only
> >places I fixed :) for example,
> >- downloads page now has the source code and the binary snapshots. To
> >me, it's more logical to have binaries and a corresponding source
> >downloadable from one place.
> >- committers page, Who We Are in the menu, where we now have committers
> >and contributors and pmc. This came from the guidelines page, it seems.
> >Here, I thought that setting roles in one place is also more logical.
> >- mailing lists page, Subscribe in the menu. Consolidated &
> restructured
> >a bit.
> >
> >
> >Cheers,
> >Nadya
> >
> >
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: Geir Magnusson Jr. [mailto:geir@pobox.com]
> >>Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 7:41 PM
> >>To: dev@harmony.apache.org
> >>Subject: Re: [doc][user experience] minor improvements to website
> >>navigation and content
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>Morozova, Nadezhda wrote:
> >>> Hi all,
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> I've experimented a bit with our website to improve browsing and
> make
> >>> key pages or ideas stand out more.
> >>>
> >>> See http://people.apache.org/~nadinem/docs/
> >>>
> >>> This is only a starting point, and subject to change. Feedback most
> >>> welcome. We can use this location as a sandbox for improving the
> >>> website. I can volunteer to gather all ideas, make changes and post
> >>> newer versions for everyone to see.
> >>
> >>That's nice - but instead of a subsection, why not have us find a
> >little
> >>bitmap or something we can use?  like a finger pointing at the links
> or
> >>something.  Just something to highlight it...
> >>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> So far, I've tried to address the following issues:
> >>>
> >>> - longish menu with some links irrelevant
> >>>
> >>
> >>I never saw that as a problem, actually, and would prefer the
> >>subprojects back.  it's also missing a bit of stuff that I think is
> >>important.
> >>
> >>Also, the JDK != HDK, so you'd need to fix the "About the JDK" link
> >>
> >>
> >>> - unbalanced distribution of info between pages: some real long,
> some
> >>> too short
> >>>
> >>> - uncontrasting home page and some others: too much info, not
> >visually
> >>> organized
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> The current version does not fix all the issues, but I had them in
> >mind
> >>> when making changes.  I discovered several pages more with outdated
> >or
> >>> duplicated info, pages with info that belongs elsewhere, etc. So
> more
> >>> suggestions on how to improve are welcome.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> I hope I'm at least moving in the right direction to make the
> website
> >>> read easily and naturally. Everybody's suggestions and critical
> >remarks
> >>> are welcome.
> >>>
> >>
> >>You are definitely moving in the right direction.
> >>
> >>geir
> >>
> >>> Thanks,
> >>>
> >>> Nadya
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
>
> --
> Alexey A. Ivanov
> Intel Enterprise Solutions Software Division
>

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